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Barry Hinckley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Supports workfare; child support; programs for needy. (Jan 1996)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

House:


David Cicilline on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
James Langevin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Welfare & Poverty
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Welfare & Poverty
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Lincoln Almond on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Myrth York on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Lincoln Chafee on Welfare & Poverty
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Claiborne Pell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Matt Brown on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
  • Founded City Year Rhode Island for urban youth. (Dec 2005)
Patrick Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Churches providing welfare ok, if equal access to all faiths. (Aug 2006)
  • Hand-up, not hand-out. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Aug 2008)
Robert Weygand on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Chris Young on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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